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Waunakee man admits to Ponzi scheme

Patrick O’Connor, 61, a Waunakee businessman, has pleaded guilty to running a multimillion dollar Ponzi scheme.

April 2019

Final Epic wage case dismissed

The final pending lawsuit filed by employees against Epic Systems has been thrown out.

March 2019

C-store owner gets sentenced

The owner of 17 convenience stores in the area has been sentenced for his refusal to stop selling illegal products in some of his stores.

March 2019

UW to pay gov’t $1.5M in overcharge case

The University of Wisconsin allegedly overcharged U.S. government agencies for monies it received for research projects between 2008–2018.

March 2019

Did Spectrum Brands mislead shareholders?

A class-action lawsuit has been filed by shareholders of Spectrum Brands Holdings charging the company’s executives, then-CEO Andreas Rouvé and CFO Douglas Martin, with misleading shareholders as to the status of two distribution centers it was building in Ohio and Kansas.

March 2019

Madison-based BouMatic fires CEO, launches suit

Angry that he didn’t receive a bonus for three years, Michael A. Mills, the former president and CEO of BouMatic, a Madison-based milking equipment company, allegedly retaliated by deleting important company files on his company-provided computer, among other charges.

February 2019

Waunakee could face second lawsuit from Terrence Wall

Developer Terrence Wall, manager of Main Street Waunakee LLC, hinted that he could file a second lawsuit against the Village of Waunakee related to redeveloping the 200 block of West Main and West Second Streets into a proposed apartment/retail complex.

February 2019

Gov. Evers to announce biennial budget

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers may not be closing the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. as he once mentioned, but he’d like the agency to focus more on renewable energy and hold businesses more accountable, according to media reports.

February 2019

Sun Prairie nursing home closes

A Sun Prairie assisted-living home cited 21 times by state inspectors has closed.

February 2019

Class-action suit filed against Madison mall owner

CBL & Associates, the company that owns both East and West Towne Malls in Madison, is facing a 21-state class-action lawsuit charging that CBL small business tenants have been victims of a “criminal enterprise” and the mall owner knowingly overcharged its tenants for electricity costs for years.

February 2019
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